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Mental Health

How To Combat A Fear Of Going To The Dentists

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t terrified of going to the dentists. To me all I associate them with is a lot of pain and fear: just the smell or the sound of a drill can make my palms sweaty and send my heart rate into overdrive! When I was little we used to get reminder cards through the post ever year and occasionally I’d be the one to find them first…so I’d hide them in my room in the hopes that they’d forget to go that year! It sounds so bad but  ...

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What To Expect When Sitting Your Theory Test For The First Time

So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week (or you know, don’t follow me on social media) you’ll know that this week I sat my theory test and passed it first time! I can’t explain how happy and hyper I still am about this, I’d been panicking about it for nearly a month and honestly expected myself to fail. Thats not because I thought I would as such, its just a coping technique I use to make sure I don’t become overconfident and also stops depression taking over if I do  ...

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Thoughts People With Anxiety Have While Driving

I have a real love/hate relationship with driving. On the one hand I love the freedom that driving can give you: no more need to rely on busses or trains that never seem to turn up on time and you can just random decide to go on a road trip to the coast, rather than having to research travel times and buy 6 different tickets in advance! On the other hand I absolutely hate driving, it causes me so much stress and anxiety! Not so much about driving myself (I can take pride that I am actually  ...

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A Battle with Emetophobia: My Personal Story

This post was originally written as a guest post for JohnRdToVol Trigger warning: this post contains talk of anorexia and being sick. Please don’t read if either of these things could upset you! No one likes being sick, I mean its hardly a pleasant experience. But for most people thats all it is, something they don’t like but thats just an unavoidable fact of life. Not so for people who suffer from Emetophobia. You might be wondering just what the hell it even is though: Emetophobia is  ...

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Surviving University When You Have a Mental Health Condition

One of my teachers once said that I soak up knowledge like a sponge and in all fairness, she’s not far wrong! I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with education: I love learning but I’ve always hated the school environment. From the day I started school to the day I walked out of my final exam, I was bullied & it’s had a pretty big impact on the rest of my life. I’ve already covered that little sob story in this post here so I won’t go all that  ...

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How to Create a Mental Health Survival Kit

If there is one thing that has helped me get through the past year its my Mental Health Survival Kit! Okay so it sounds a hell of a lot more fancy than it actually is. Basically a MHSK is a box/bag/draw full of all the things you find helpful for when you have a bad mental health day. Now what you put in one will differ from person to person: one person may find reading helpful while another may want to kick some ass on their favourite video game (or if you’re like me- both!). Before  ...

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4 Ways To Overcome Anxiety When Going To The Gym

Joining the gym has got to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It seems almost stupid looking back now how scared I was of going, I put it of for nearly a year! I was terrified that people were going to judge me and make nasty comments, like they do all over social media. All those memes that include a picture of someone, taken without their knowledge normally and put on the internet without their consent so people can take the piss out of them. I’ve never understood  ...

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16 Ways To Practice Self Care Everyday

We all go through times where we feel shit, there doesn’t even need to be anything to set it off for your mood to suddenly plummet. Practicing self care can be a great way to help improve your mood and mental health but it can be hard to know where to start. This last month has been a really bad one for my mental health. As much as I didn’t really want to, I decided to go back on the pill injection after me and Chris had a slight scare. I really dont want kids and in the panic  ...

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Top 4 Tips For Learning to Drive with Anxiety 

Getting behind the wheel of a car has got to be one of the most anxiety inducing acts I’ve done in a long time! The thought of being in charge of a moving vehicle that could hurt or kill someone if I did something wrong very nearly had me giving up on learning before I even started…again. I’ve always wanted to learn to drive. Neither of my parents can drive and as such I’ve been stuck suffering on public transport for most of my life. Stuck relying on one train an  ...

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